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Superstitious NASCAR fans should have a new favorite after a driver gets ‘blessed’ by a notorious figure Patrick Smith/ Getty Images
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 21: Erik Jones, driver of the #20 GameStop/Rock Candy Toyota, left, and Daniel Suarez, driver of the #18 ARRIS Toyota, talk on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR XFINITY Series Alert Today Florida 300 at Daytona International Speedway on February 21, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Odds are, many folks that follow NASCAR have absolutely no clue who Lil B The Based God is, but one NASCAR driver does and hopefully it works to his advantage.

Erik Jones is coming off a rookie year in the Monster Energy Cup Series that saw him named Rookie of the Year for the third consecutive year in a row, in each of the three top series of the sport.

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Jones shouted out rapper Lil B on Twitter after Jones received a follow from The Based God on the popular social network.

Lil B tweeted back to Jones showing  respect to the young talented driver as well as the sport.

For those unfamiliar with the significance of a blessing from Lil B it can mean all the difference when it comes to success, maybe?

The most famous dealing with Lil B and a professional athlete was when basketball player Kevin Durant was cursed for disrespecting the rapper in a tweet in 2011, according to NASCAR.com. Lil B’s curse was said to prevent Durant from ever winning a NBA championship. Coincidentally, the curse was lifted during the summer of 2016 and Durant went on to win a title with the Golden State Warriors the following season.

If the power of The Based God holds true, then Jones could be in for a huge season. After all, the power of Lil B is real, ask KD.

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